About a month ago, I moved and started a job as an editor (well…10% admin, 90% editing), and I honestly am so happy to finally be doing the work I have wanted to do all along. There is a bit of a learning curve, but the other text processors are very nice and very helpful. I will also probably be getting my editing certificate in the next year or so. My advice for those of you trying to “break into the biz,'” it’d be to not discount freelance work. If you can’t get your foot in the door, then do what you can to build your experience and continue practicing your skills by editing in your free time. It not only helps you not lose your skills and not go crazy from the lack of getting to do what you want, but it also shows employers that you have a go-getter attitude.
In other news, I wrote some new poems to submit to a publisher I was less than excited about, and as I was typing them up, I realized they were actually…kind of…good. Too good for that journal, in fact. So I saved them for later and edited some of my older pieces.
Good to see the old ego is still there.